Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f1.4 G lens review: Premium performer?

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday November 12 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Premium Price, Premium Performer? | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f1.4G lens performance | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G versus competition | Conclusion

While the new 58mm f1.4 achieves a middling DxOMark lens score of 28 points on the D800, it has high sharpness (in the centers), low levels of vignetting and exceptionally low chromatic aberration.

On the downside, sharpness is low at full-aperture and isn’t uniform across the frame until its stopped to f11. At larger apertures there’s as much as 30% deviation in sharpness from the center to corners.